Simon Recommends (10)

This week, Digital Marketing Assistant Vanessa recommends one romantic, creepy and mystical novel — The Taker by Alma Katsu.  Alma is extremely active on social media, so follow her on Twitter @almakatsu.  To hear more, check out Vanessa’s video and read her review after!

Alma Katsu’s The Taker, the first book in a new trilogy, has everything a fantasy novel should have: a bit of magic, romance and of course, the supernatural. The whole story shifts between the present and the 1800s where the main character Lanny tells Luke her journey in becoming immortal and the consequences that come with it. The story is dark and, at times, twisted.

This book kept me reading into the wee hours of the night. The story is beautifully written and there is a good balance of plot and character. I can almost see it becoming a movie!

All in all, The Taker is an unforgettable love story with twists and turns that will keep you reading. Kudos to Katsu for making such an amazing debut novel! Paranormal romance and historical fantasy fans cannot miss this book. As for myself, I can’t wait to read the sequel, The Reckoning, out next year!

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